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Baltimore Police Indictments; MTA's Political Ad Ban; Charlie Hebdo's Legacy

Monday, May 04, 2015

Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Jean-Baptiste Thoret; Baltimore police indictments; why the MTA banned all political ads and a collection of conservative commencement speeches.

Transportation Nation

Transit Agencies Battle Controversial Ads By Changing the Rules

Friday, May 01, 2015

When the MTA banned political advertisements earlier this week, it wasn’t the first transit agency to try to do so.
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Transportation Nation

MTA Votes to Ban Political Ads

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Over the objections of some public speakers — as well as some board members — the MTA changed its policy so it could reject controversial ads.
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Transportation Nation

MTA: Fund the Plan or Risk Second Avenue Subway Expansion

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

It's been seven months since the MTA first announced it needed $15 billion to close a gap in its five-year capital plan. Officials say it won't rely on higher fares. So what has to give?
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WNYC News

MTA Set to Ban All Political Advertising

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The ban is expected to pass after a judge ruled that a pro-Israel group was allowed to display an advertisement containing the phrase "Hamas Killing Jews" on New York City buses.

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Transportation Nation

Court Ruling Leads MTA to Propose Banning Political Ads Altogether

Monday, April 27, 2015

In the past couple of years, the MTA has had as many court cases dealing with free speech as it has had fare hikes. Now, it wants to accept only viewpoint-neutral ads.
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Transportation Nation

L Train Riders: Help Is on the Way

Friday, April 24, 2015

Last year, every single station along the L line in Brooklyn saw an increase in ridership. Now, according to the MTA, a significant boost in service is coming later this year.
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WNYC News

Audit: A Third of City's Express Buses Are Tardy

Thursday, April 23, 2015

City Comptroller Scott Stringer says express bus service isn't living up to its name.

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WNYC News

Pro-Israel Group Can Post 'Killing Jews' Ads on Buses

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A judge ruled in a decision made public Tuesday that the advertisement is protected speech.  

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WNYC News

Subway Ridership Hits 65-Year High

Monday, April 20, 2015

The MTA says 1.75 billion people rode the subway in 2014, and Brooklyn riders are leading the way.

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Transportation Nation

Drive Like Your Family Lives Here

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Drivers, your choices matter. That's the message of a powerful video that cabbies and city workers will soon watch as part of their driver training.
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Transportation Nation

Affordable Housing Push Takes Express Train to MTA Boardroom

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The drumbeat for affordable housing has moved from the streets to City Hall and, on Wednesday, into the MTA's board room.
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Transportation Nation

7 Train to West Side Will Open at Some Point

Monday, March 23, 2015

You've waited this long for the station at 34th Street and 11th Avenue to open. What's a few more weeks?
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Transportation Nation

The Lament of the C Train Rider

Monday, March 23, 2015

"It's like Cinderella without the glass slipper," a former conductor says. If subway lines were fairy tales, the C train is most definitely still waiting for its prince to come.
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Transportation Nation

Everything You Need to Know About the MTA's Fare and Toll Hike

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

This weekend, transit fares and MTA bridge and tunnel tolls are going up.
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Transportation Nation

After the Arrests of 6 Bus Drivers, MTA Asks for 'Fairness'

Monday, February 23, 2015

A law that makes it a criminal offense to injure or kill someone in a crosswalk was passed unanimously last year. Now, it's become controversial.
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WNYC News

New Report Calls for Overhaul of Toll System

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A transportation advocacy group says the city needs to overhaul its current system for tolling bridges.

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Transportation Nation

Witness: Driver 'Suddenly Pulled Forward' Into Path of Metro-North Train

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Preliminary data from this week's deadly Metro-North collision shows the crossing gate warning system was "operating as designed," according to federal investigators.  
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Transportation Nation

6 Killed in Metro-North Crash in Westchester

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

A crowded Harlem Line train crashed into a Mercedes SUV in Valhalla on Tuesday evening, creating a fatal explosion — and the deadliest incident in the railroad's history.
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Transportation Nation

Even 40 Inches of Snow Would Be No Problem for These Trains

Monday, February 02, 2015

Today's storm hasn't been deemed "historic," as was last week's blizzard. But if it were to be, could the subways stay open? We analyzed every segment of the system to find the answer.
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